2019


                       

Biography 


Veneta Androva (*1985, Sofia) is a Bulgarian artist who, after completing a B.A. in History of Art and Philosophy at Humboldt University, also graduated at weißensee academy of art berlin in Fine Art (MA). With her background in experimental documentary film making, in her recent work she is combining diverse medias and sources such as archive and documentary material with paintings, all related through animation and simulated environments to create an intricate immersive display that confront the viewer with her/his position and reality. She took part in numerous shows in Germany and Bulgaria, as well as Austria, Argentina, Poland and in Jerusalem, where she did part of her study at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 2016-2017.

                 

CV

                         

Education:


2009-2014                Art history and philosophy (BA) at the Humboldt University, Berlin

2016/2017                Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem, Israel

2012-2018                weißensee academy of art berlin, Sculpture/Fine Arts (MA/Diploma)

2018-2019                Master class (postgraduate program) with prof. Else Gabriel at weißensee academy of art berlin


Scholarships/Awards:


2015-2016                Mart Stam Scholarship / Deutschlandstipendium

2016-2019                Artist Scholarschip from Cusanuswerk

2019                         Nominee for BAZA Award for Contemporary Art, Bulgaria

2019                         Gaudenz B. Ruf Award for New Bulgarian Art - Competition "FINALE" 2019


Solo exhibitions:


04/2011                     REDUZIERT at Uhrwerk Gallery, Berlin
06/2012                     PROCESSUS at Bulgarian Culture Center, Berlin
12/2014                     MEMORY TRANSITION at Rubber Gallery/Point Blank Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

02/2018                     The Good Fight is on the Gaming Floor at Display, Berlin



Group exhibitions:


2011                         CELL BANK, G11 Gallery, Berlin
2012                         Für Hunde in der Zentralgrube, Künstler Salon Murid Bosh, Kunsthalle M13, Berlin
2012                         I LIKE IT RAW, Freies Ausstellungskollektiv F.A.K. Berlin in Epicentro Artspace
2013                         FACTUM, Uhrwerk Gallery, Berlin
2014                         WEIßENSEE TRIENNALE, Berlin-Warszawa-Express
2014                         CYBERALTAR - a networked performance on translocal identities, TRASLACION #3,
                                 Berlin/Buenos Aires
2014                         WhAT thE fAk / I LIKE IT RAW, F.A.K. in Neurotitan, Berlin
2015                         Rien ne va plus, Süddeutscher Kunstverein, Ammerbuch Reusten/Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin
2015                         WEIßENSEE TRIENNALE, Ordnungsamt Berlin-Mitte
2015                         Kunst im Labor, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin

2016                         DEMO:POLIS - Das Recht auf Öffentlichen Raum, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

2016                         KUNSTHOCH46 - 25. Auswahlausstellung des Cusanuswerks, Burg Galerie, Halle  

2016                         "In'ei raisan" in Japanese-German Center Berlin

2017                         שמשקרנית in 2000 Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel

2017                         So amazing - Veneta Androva/Josephin Hanke, at Möbelhaus vom A-Z, Berlin

2018                         Wunderblock 2018, Eichwalde

2018                         Shock and Horror, Goethe-Institute Bulgaria, Sofia

2018                         DEFYING CURRENTS, The Shelf, Berlin

2019                         Art Start 2019, Tomorrow never dies, Goethe-Institute Bulgaria & Credo Bonum Gallery, Sofia

2019                         Perfekte Zustände, X LANE, Berlin

2019                         ANIMA +, part of FILE 2019 Electronic Language International Festival at SESI Gallery, Sao Paolo, Brazil

2019                         Exhibition of the BAZA Award for contemporary art nominees, Sofia City Art Gallery, Bulgaria


Filmography:


Sacred Spring (De/Bg), 2014, 7'46'', color, sound
Ignazhden (De/Bg), 2015, 5'51'', color, sound
teacher's day (De), 2015, 2'5'', b/w, sound
HAVRA (De/Bg), 2016, 14'48'', color, sound
Famila ANK (De), 2016, 5'02'', color, sound
Oasis (De), 2018, 15'27'', color, sound
From my desert (De), 2019, 14'18'', color, sound

Festivals/Screenings:

2015 Art Visuals & Poerty Filmfestival, Vienna, Austria
2018 27. European Film Festival dokumentART films&future, Neubrandenburg, Germany
2018 61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animeted Film, Leipzig, Germany
2019 MONSTRA, Lisbon Animated Film Festival, Portugal
2019 EMAF 32. European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany (Nominated for the EMAF Media Art Award of the German Film Critics Association (VDFK)
2019 FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Anima+, Sao Paolo, Brazil